University of Freiburg

Neuroscience

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Neurosciences
M.Sc.
Degree
English
English only
Language
Winter semester: 31 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free / € 1500
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Application:
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a major in natural sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, behavioral sciences or sport sciences. If you have already obtained multiple degrees then it is your first degree that counts.

A first bachelor's degree with at least 100 ECTS in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, or engineering sciences of which at least 20 ECTS must be in mathematics or physics.

If you have not completed a bachelor's degree yet you can still apply if you meet the following three criteria at the time of application:

  1. You have already obtained 135 ECTS in total.
  2. You have already obtained at least 80 ECTS in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, or engineering sciences of which at least 20 ECTS must be in mathematics or physics.
  3. You have already submitted your bachelor thesis or you have at least already registered for your bachelor thesis project.

If your application is successful you will still need to demonstrate before enrolment for the MSc Neuroscience that you successfully completed your bachelor's degree and that your degree fulfills the requirements mentioned above and the minimum GPA.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

A first bachelor's degree (or equivalent international qualifications) with a final grade of at least 2.5 (according to the German grading system) or a first bachelor's degree with a final grade that ranks among the top 33% across the last 3 years. It is your first degree which counts in case you have obtained multiple degrees already.

Language Requirements


The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

languageEnglish
CEFR English
min B2
IELTS
min 5.5
TOEFL iBT
min 72
TOEFL pBT
min 567
PTE Academic
min 59
OOPT
min 60
TOEIC
min 1095
Specification: Listening/Reading: 785; Speaking: 160; Writing: 150.
Cambridge
min B2 First (FCE)
Cambridge
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Cambridge
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language knowledge can also be proven by the completion of a University degree for which the medium of instruction was English (ideally, a clear statement is written on your transcript of records or your diploma supplement. Note that a letter from a Professor is not sufficient. It needs to be a statement/letter written by an official administrative institution of your university such as the examinations committee or the Dean), citizenship of a country with English as the official language, Abitur from Germany or Luxembourg with English proficiency equivalent to B2, or by being an English native speaker.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines


Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
None
Application:
directly at the University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


To apply you need to upload the following documents via the online application portal before the application deadline:

  1. Your first undergraduate diploma (German, English, or French). If your diploma is in a different language please submit a translation in German or English. In case of a translation, please also submit the original diploma. If you have already completed your degree but have not yet received the final degree certificate, you must submit an official document from the university (German or English) which confirms that you have finalized your degree and which states the final grade that you have obtained.
  2. Your grade transcript (German, English, or French) showing all courses taken and grades obtained. In case of a translation (German or English), please also submit the original transcript.
  3. If you have not yet completed your bachelor's degree you must submit an official document from the University (German, English, or French, or a translation in German or English) which confirms that you have already submitted your bachelor thesis or that you have already registered for your bachelor thesis project.
  4. Proof of English proficiency (German, English, or French, or a translation in German or English). See language requirements. 
  5. Please fill in FORM A to demonstrate that you meet the ECTS requirements.
  6. If the final grade of your first Bachelor degree is not 2.5 or better (according to the German grading scheme), you need to provide a document which proofs that your final grade ranks among the top 33% across the last 3 years (German, English or French, or a translation in German or English).
  7. Curriculum vitae or résumé in the English language.
  8. Letter of motivation (written in English, max. 1 page) describing your motivation to study neuroscience in the MSc Neuroscience program at the University of Freiburg.
  9. Part of the application procedure will be a personal interview with you (in the English language). You can apply for an interview by video conferencing if traveling to Freiburg would imply extraordinary social hardship for you, for example, because your current place of living is far away from Freiburg and you cannot cover the cost of travel. In this case please submit an extra document explaining the reason why you cannot travel to Freiburg for the interview.
  10. For applicants with a degree from China, Vietnam or Mongolia: certificate of the Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) of the German embassy.
  11. At last, please sign the statement FORM B (German or English) and submit together with the other application documents.

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website